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Blogging: Why I Started the “Blessed Not Lucky” Blog

So. This is a fairly new blog, just a few months old and not many entries yet. I have lots of work to do – publishing posts and getting my blog to look the way I want it to – but I’m so happy to have gotten started!

I’ve actually been blogging since 2007 and have two other active blogs – one about my hobby and one for my work-at-home business (transcriber / blogger / virtual assistant).

I *love* blogging which brings together two of my favorite things to do . . . 1. Writing and 2. sharing about the things I love:

– photos
– music
– gratitudes
– writing
– blogging
– weight loss
– travel
– etc.

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Obviously, those aren’t things I get to talk about much on my other blogs – because those are very focused on the topics at hand. I don’t like to mix in too much personal stuff on them because it dilutes their purpose.

But I keep finding myself frustrated that I can’t write or share about all my favorite things listed above. Dang.

So I decided to start THIS blog – “Blessed Not Lucky” – where I could talk about all that fun stuff. I also very much want to connect with other bloggers and blog readers.

Along with all this, I love to laugh about the absurdities of life and have a very sarcastic sense of humor. So we are gonna’ have us some fun!

My dream is for this blog to get better and better, to make some new friends, and to express myself in a more creative way than I’ve been able to in the past.

What’s in it for you? Well, I hope you enjoy reading what I share. I hope you feel blessed by my blog. I hope I make you laugh so hard that coffee shoots out your nose 😀

Wish me luck and I hope you’ll become a regular reader! Do we have anything in common? What types of things do YOU like to read about? I would absolutely LOVE IT if you’d leave a comment below . . .

A Life That’s Good

I came across this song via LENNON & MAISY who sang it on the NBC show “Nashville.” I was really touched by the lyrics, written by Sarah Siskind and Ashley Monroe. (1)
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Sittin’ here tonight,
By the fire light,
it reminds me I already have more than I should.

I don’t need fame, no one to know my name,
at the end of the day,
Lord I pray, I have a life that’s good.

Two arms around me, heaven to ground me,
and a family that always calls me home,

Four wheels to get there, enough love to share
and a sweet sweet sweet song

At the end of the day,
Lord I pray,
I have a life that’s good.

Sometimes I’m hard on me,
When dreams don’t come easy,
I wanna look back and say,
I did all that I could,

Yeah at the end of the day, Lord I pray,
I have a life that’s good.

When I was a young woman, like most I was into material things – clothes, make-up, nice cars, being “known”. Man, it’s a good thing Pinterest wasn’t around then . . . my boards would’ve been SO shallow, LOL! {And, come to think of it, maybe that’s not a bad thing – to curate that time in my life . . . kinda’ fun}.

As I got into my 30s, a certain type of home became very important to me. I wanted out of an apartment once and for all. We were lucky enough to buy our first home at 26 – small but brand new, and I spent all my free time (after work and college classes) on decorating it and making it comfortable. I bargain hunted and DIY’d and loved it.

Now, I’m a little older (ahem) and those things just don’t matter to me anymore. I actually *should* care more about clothes and make-up and my home, ha! But at this time in my life, it really comes down to the basics – my family healthy and safe, a roof over our head, a 14-year-old car that gets us where we need to go, great music and books, my writing, the small pleasures, and God in my life.

That’s why I love this song so much.

Because when it comes down to it, that’s all I want: A life that’s good.